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Being a royal wife needn't mean being reduced to 'arm candy', though. No, such a woman as I described wouldn't be able to continue in her African career. However, the high profile position of wife to a senior royal could mean making a real difference to the face and prospects of charities and causes that might desperately need publicity and/or extra funding. Look how much royals raise for some of their charities.

She could gain huge satisfaction in bringing issues to the fore in the area of conservation, for example. Look at Maxima of the Netherlands, Letizia of Spain, who have positions as ambassadors with the United Nations. There are many opportunities like these in royal life.
Queen Rania of Jordan belongs on that list, perhaps leading it. Her achievements in the fields of education, health, community empowerment, youth and cross-cultural dialogue, are outstanding. With the exception of Princess Anne, the female British Royals are underachievers compared to these women. There's no reason a woman who marries Harry cannot have a very satisfying life doing very valuable work for humanitarian and charitable causes extending beyond turning up at occasional parties and making a few speeches.
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:55 AM
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Well, looks like his engagement to Cress is over! Haha! If the article below is true I am guessing Chelsy will be running in the opposite direction!!:big grin:

Prince Harry Is Headed to Africa, Where He Might Run into an Ex-Girlfriend | Vanity Fair
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:35 AM
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I think those silly piece of writing are not even worth commenting...pitful press
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:11 AM
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Queen Rania of Jordan belongs on that list, perhaps leading it. Her achievements in the fields of education, health, community empowerment, youth and cross-cultural dialogue, are outstanding. With the exception of Princess Anne, the female British Royals are underachievers compared to these women. There's no reason a woman who marries Harry cannot have a very satisfying life doing very valuable work for humanitarian and charitable causes extending beyond turning up at occasional parties and making a few speeches.
I agree. I would like to see the Royal Women of Windsor go on to achieve stuff like that too.


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Being a royal wife needn't mean being reduced to 'arm candy', though. No, such a woman as I described wouldn't be able to continue in her African career. However, the high profile position of wife to a senior royal could mean making a real difference to the face and prospects of charities and causes that might desperately need publicity and/or extra funding. Look how much royals raise for some of their charities.

She could gain huge satisfaction in bringing issues to the fore in the area of conservation, for example. Look at Maxima of the Netherlands, Letizia of Spain, who have positions as ambassadors with the United Nations. There are many opportunities like these in royal life.

The things those royal ladies have been able to achieve through their royal positions are incredible. I'm not sure if the ladies of Windsor are allowed do do such things, but it would be nice to see.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:31 PM
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Well, looks like his engagement to Cress is over! Haha! If the article below is true I am guessing Chelsy will be running in the opposite direction!!

Prince Harry Is Headed to Africa, Where He Might Run into an Ex-Girlfriend | Vanity Fair
So it was Chelsy (not Cressida) that Vanity Fair was fingering. That's a relief. I think Cressida is better off without royal entanglements myself. I also suspect Chelsy is happy to be gone from that entanglement, too, though I'd be less surprised if she wound up being connected again for some reason. I would definitely lose a bet if Cressida got re-involved.
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Scraping the bottom of the barrel here...

Prince Harry’s Potential New Girlfriend Looks A Lot Like Kate Middleton
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:21 PM
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Well I guess they do,they both have 2 eyes a nose and a mouth !!!! I agree its silly article



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But why wish that on anyone? She would just have to give up that worthy career you imagine for her. It makes no sense to wish that kind of woman for him only to have the position require her to become arm-candy.
What is wrong with wanting him to meet someone with a career and achievements? Just because she will have to give it up isn't necessarily a bad thing especially if they are like Fergie and Andrew and will have to live off his money.

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That girl is beautiful and she has a similar look to Kate...but knowing the media Harry probably just pulled out her chair for her and all of a sudden their engaged.
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:27 PM
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What is wrong with wanting him to meet someone with a career and achievements?
Nothing. I would think it has more to do with what he wants than with what anyone else wants.

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Just because she will have to give it up isn't necessarily a bad thing
Someone spends their lifetime educating themselves and acquiring a career that interests them and giving that up isn't necessarily a 'bad thing'? I disagree. It's a huge thing. Not a way to start off a marriage imo.

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especially if they are like Fergie and Andrew and will have to live off his money.
Now I know you have been joking. I got reeled in.
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Other than the fact that they are both pretty brunettes, I don't see much of a resemblance! If poor Harry so much as hugs a female friend or acquaintance, the engagement rumors start flowing.
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:48 PM
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I agree. I think she looks more like a Ginnifer Goodwin/Christina Ricci hybrid.
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There you go, problem solved!

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I disagree that having to give up your career is a bad thing, for you perhaps it will be but for others, myself included, it doesn't mean I will be arm candy who just sits there and smiles. Someone who gave up one career could view the change as a differrnt career opportunity and continue to utilize their skills, knowledge and experience they have acquired. Not every career woman has to end up like Masako.
And marrying someone with real achievements in life is better, imo, than marrying someone who has accomplished nothing in their lives.
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How many people work because they have to survive and need money to live off of and if they didn't need the money would be content to do something totally different than what they do now or focus on raising their kids?


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I disagree that having to give up your career is a bad thing, for you perhaps it will be but for others, myself included, it doesn't mean I will be arm candy who just sits there and smiles. Someone who gave up one career could view the change as a differrnt career opportunity and continue to utilize their skills, knowledge and experience they have acquired. Not every career woman has to end up like Masako.
And marrying someone with real achievements in life is better, imo, than marrying someone who has accomplished nothing in their lives.
You're absolutely correct. I think 'giving up' is perhaps a wrong term here. I would call marrying a royal a 'career change/opportunity'. There's no need to become 'arm candy', especially if one's passions can lead to doing charity work, and supporting the causes that hold a special meaning. I'm sure it is more rewarding making a difference in an area that is important, even if there's no paycheck attached.

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I will proudly admit that I would much rather use my skills as a teacher to educate my own kids. I don't think it'll ever be possible due to finances, but I would gladly have a career of a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. There would be no paycheck, but I would get to raise and educate my children, without relying on others to do so, because I have to spend forty hours a week making a living.



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I disagree that having to give up your career is a bad thing, for you perhaps it will be but for others, myself included, it doesn't mean I will be arm candy who just sits there and smiles.
It's true I can only speak for myself. I love my work and can't imagine not doing it on some level. It's also extremely flexible, which not everyone has in their work. I would think 3 and 4 and 5 times before marrying someone whose position required me to give up what I love doing. There'd have to be a whole'lotta'lovin' going on.

Being 'arm candy' is work btw. Always smiling and being 'on' for the camera can be not just tiring, it can become a bore pretty fast. Just my view.

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Someone who gave up one career could view the change as a differrnt career opportunity and continue to utilize their skills, knowledge and experience they have acquired. Not every career woman has to end up like Masako.
Since I just found out that there is actually a salary attached, I could see considering it as a career change. However, again, just speaking for myself, the most I could tolerate is 2 to 3 public events a year if cameras were involved. I could never sustain it as a lifestyle.

If people are thinking of charity work being enthralling, from the celeb's perspective, I don't think it is, for a variety of reasons. JMO. I would one day like to have been successful enough in my own career to actually be a philanthropist. Now that is a 'career' i would willingly charge into. It's the philanthropists that have the most fun imo.

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And marrying someone with real achievements in life is better, imo, than marrying someone who has accomplished nothing in their lives.
And then mothball them? Nope. Sounds awful.
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Other than the fact that they are both pretty brunettes, I don't see much of a resemblance! If poor Harry so much as hugs a female friend or acquaintance, the engagement rumors start flowing.
The modern media has nothing more important to do. They certainly get important international news wrong or they spin to their own ideals. This is what they do best which isn't worth a nickel.
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